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During the last week of September and the first week of October, Nexon America hosted a special event through 2D MMORPG, Maple Story, giving players a chance to tackle a couple of specially designed missions in order to contribute to charity: water's recent efforts in Rwanda. The finally tally is in, and Nexon America has now made a $10,000 to the charity on behalf of its players.
For a two week period, a pair of special missions were available to players of Maple Story designed around the gathering and transporting of water. As players took part in the missions, a water gauge would slowly fill, letting players know how much their in-game antics were building towards Nexon's charity: water donation. Players didn't have to actually contribute to the funds themselves. The premise was simply: play these missions and, for every completed run, Nexon will add on to its charity: water donation.
“Over 200,000 MapleStory players have completed in-game quests to support charity: water's efforts in Rwanda,” said producer Yoonjin Kim. “Our players have shown that they care about the world, and that makes us very proud.”
The charity: water organization is dedicated to bringing clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Over the past six years, the group has hosted 6,000 water projects benefiting 2.5 million people, giving access to clean water, hygiene education and improved sanitation. This year's efforts were focused on the people of Rwanda and, simply by playing a silly video game, MapleStory's community has provided a nice chunk of change to go towards these efforts.